CHICAGO – The U.S. women’s national team will play Mexico twice in the WNT Send-Off Series in Hartford, Conn., it was announced Wednesday morning.
The first match is set for July 1 and the second on July 5 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut.
The match on Thursday, July 1 will be broadcast on FS1 and TUDN at 7 p.m. ET and the game on Monday, July 5 will be broadcast on ESPN, TUDN.com and the TUDN App at 5 p.m. ET. With the final 18-player Olympic team roster being announced at some point in late June, these games will feature the full USWNT Olympic roster just days before leaving for Japan to participate in the delayed Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“These are games to work on the final details, to once again give our players a chance to play with their position groups and areas on the field and to make sure our fitness is in the right place heading into our pre-Olympic training camp,” USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski said in a statement. “Mexico is a team that has larger ambitions as it prepares for the run-up to the 2023 Women’s World Cup so we know they will give us two tough tests, which is what we need to continue to sharpen our team before we leave for Japan.”
The Olympic Send-Off matches will be played at the same venue for the first time to enable a more efficient execution of U.S. Soccer’s COVID-19 protocols.